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happened in cairo and libya, which we're going to talk more t i a moment. what is your reaction to how this seems to be escalating? >> i think the thing that strikes me the most is that at least in the libyan government, you have a real sense of people apologizing and people trying to prevent it from happening again. trying to crack down the perpetrators. in egypt, you have a government that is waffling. hasn't been living out to its responsibilities to protect people and it has been appealing to the crowds. >> we have ian as well. what can you tell us is happening on the ground right now in cairo outside the u.s. embassy? >> reporter: right now, we have protesters and police squaring off, molotov cocktails, throwing between the protesters and the police. not many protesters, but definitely enough to create a large disturbance and we're seeing the two go head to head. these are definitely more your hard core protesters that you see that are willing to go up into the front lines and really go in and attack the police, erin. >> and i know you were reporting last night, there had been fla
at the center of the rage. the progress of finding those responsible for the death of the ambassador to libya let's go "outfront." >>> good evening i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight turmoil spreading. protesters rising up in at least nine middle eastern countries today their target the united states. this is cairo tonight. you're looking at pictures here as you can see flames, molotov cocktails, hundreds of angry protesters amassed outside of the american embassy. security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets to hold them back. even canada out of caution closed their embassy in cairo. a photo cairo, it's a chalk drawing on the ground of a jewish star of david with the words, i'll translate, remember your black day september 11th within in arabic. and it is beyond cairo tonight. anti-u.s. demonstrators clashed in front of u.s. embassies, in israel, sudan, iraq, iran and among muslims in kashmir. there's a call in iran for nationwide rallies tomorrow. it appears to be a backlash at least in part from a low budget anti-islamic film which was made in the united states, first posted on yout
americans returning home. four americans killed in the attacks in benghazi, libya, returning home earlier today at andrews air force base. ♪ > next, another deadly day of rage, anti-american protests erupting in more countries and breaking news. two american servicemen killed in an attack on an american base and mitt romney's top foreign policy adviser says these attacks wouldn't happen under a romney administration and we'll ask fellow jon huntsman if this adds up. reporting you saw here first, the controversial film maker at the center of this story. investigators say they're looking into whether he violated probation today. let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. tonight, we have breaking news. a sustained attack at an american base in afghanistan where two americans were killed. >> we're getting new information that sheds more light on this attack. officials are now telling me that this was a very complex attacks involving mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire and that these militants did reach the outer perimeter of the base. now, this is dow
the four americans returning home, four americans killed in the attacks in benghazi, libya, returning home earlier today at andrews air force base. ♪ that this was a very complex attack involving more tars, rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire and that these militants did breach the outer perimeter of the base. now, this is down in helmand provnt. the largest marine base in afghanistan. we're confirming now that two u.s. marines have been killed, several more service members have been injured in this attack. also, we can tell you that prince harry, the royals prince harry, when he redeployed to afghanistan last week, he is now based at this base. again, the british control one side. the american control the other. we're told prince harry is not in any danger. he is there to fly british attack helicopters, the apaches. >> there were also effigies of president obama burned in afghanistan today and we've seen things like that in other places like egypt. were the attacks at the base and helmand province related? >> we asked the headquarters there in afghanistan and t
there tonight as they continue to be there day in and day out as the rage continues to spread. in libya, the remains of four americans kill during the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi returned to the andrews air force base this afternoon. president obama was there and he vowed to bring justice to the men who killed them. >> even as voices of suspicious and mistrust that seek to devid countries and cultures, the united states of america will never retreat from the world. >> four people have been arrested in libya what were on the scene of the attack, but the government says they are not linked to the murders. that investigation continues and we have a live report on that now. arwa damon is with me from benghazi tonight and i know you had a chance to go to the consulate there. what did you see? >> reporter: it was really quite chilling, horrifying to be walking through some of the buildings there just imagining what had transpired, taken place. they were all burnt. there was black soot covering the walls. ashes over some of the furniture, the chandeliers. there was debris all over
killed in libya tonight at the consulate, according to a libyan interior ministry official. this is a horrible result of a day of violence against america in the middle east. armed men stormed the american consulate in benghazi libya, tonight, setting it on fire after a protest against an american-produced movie they say insults the prophet, mohammed. this was just hours after egyptian protesters scaled the was of the american embassy in cairo, tearing down the american flag. the protesters there tried to raise a black flag, with the words "there is no god, but alla and mohammed is his messenger." we're in cairo with the latest on the situation. ian, obviously, we're sad to confirm that breaking news on an american who has been killed and the violence in libya. but the outburst you saw in cairo sounds like it got ugly quickly. what exactly happened? >> reporter: well, erin, i was on the ground, and i saw hundreds if not a couple thousand protesters in front of the u.s. embassy, chanting against america. a handful of protesters were able to reach the perimeter of the embassy
the american ambassador in libya. why? we send our arwa damon searcng for answers. >>> and a deal to end the teachers strike in chicago. who won? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, mitt strikes back. 24 hours after a hidden camera showed him at a private fund-raiser saying that nearly half the nation will not vote for him because those people rely on government handouts. just hours ago, he doubled down. >> i'm talking about a perspective of individuals who i'm not likely to get to support me. i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision of -- that mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes, that's not going to be really attractive to them. and those dependent upon government and those that think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> in the interview with neil cavuto, he also talked about the 47% of people who pay no income tax, saying that many of them wish they did. >> there are a number of retirees, members of the military and so forth who aren't p
after the egypt and libya attacks. if romney keeps pander to go his base, will it be his undoing or salvation? we're joined by contributor david frum, gloria borger who did the definitive documentary on mitt romney, republican strategist alex castellanos, and presidential historian, douglas brinkley. and i appreciate all of you taking the time. gloria, you are on our independent political strike team. is this a fatal move for romney, or when you look at some of these polls, do you say this could actually help him with his base, a base, by the way, that seemed to be picked on and very unmotivated. >> it's not a fatal move for romney. i think what this does on the down side for them, and really on the down side, is that it plays into the whole white house narrative about mitt romney. that he's somebody who is out of touch, he doesn't understand people like me, he doesn't care about the middle class. you know, when you call 47% of voters people who consider themselves victims, that's not a good thing to do. it also plays into the narrative that he doesn't believe anything. will he s
" starts right now. >> "outfront" next, 14 days after the u.s. ambassador was killed in libya, president obama goes before the u.n. with a call for justice. but why isn't the united states any closer to getting it? >>> gop candidate mitt romney got another compliment from president clinton today. this time, though -- maybe not much help. >>> and it's been about 24 hours. and nfl fans are still outraged by a call made by a replacement ref in last night's packer-seahawks game. even scott walker pleads he wants the refs back. and hey, they're in a union! what will it take? let's go "outfront." ♪ >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, obama vows he'll get the killers. today the president spent 24 minutes of his half-hour speech to the united nations talking about libya, the middle east and ambassador chris stevens. the speech, which was seen by american voters and viewers around the world, mentioned stevens 12 times. as the president paid tribute to him right from the start. >> chris stevens loved his work. he took pride in the country he served, and he saw digni
with this armed group. a radical militant group based in eastern libya and fired rocket-propelled grenades at the u.s. consulate building. libyan army troops deployed. the road to the consulate blocked by military vehicles. now we have conflicting reports, and what the situation is right there. libyan government owe telling cnn that the building was being secured by libyan forces, but according to this eyewitness, members of the armed group had taken over the consulate building and were celebrating looting the consulate. there are calls on some social media sites for more protests in ben ghazi and here in tripoli. what is the latest in cairo? what specifically was it about this movie that sparked this sudden and very violent attacks on the u.s. diplomatic posts? >> reporter: well, the situation is that there are hundreds on the ground, calls for more protests tomorrow. what's specifically offensive about this film are many things actually, erin, namely, the movie calls the prophet muhammad gay, womanizer, molester of children, basically all things that muslims would find offensive are in t
. >>> the attack in libya. the state department story has clarified, elaborated and evolved and tonight, it might be crumbling and mitt romney gets a kick in the well, i'm going to use the word pants. from the latest poll in ohio, but that's not what his team used. and barney frank talks brownies. those kinds of brownies, let's go outfront. good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the white house story crumbling. today, secretary of state hillary clinton admitted al-qaeda was involved in the attack in benghazi, libya. this came on th heels from a report on "the daily beast" chbs the u.s. government new about the involvement within 24 hours of the attack. it was 15 days ago and what we've heard for the past 15 days is that the attacks were an attack on america. that was the president. not preplanned, spontaneous, that was susan rice and carried out by a small and savage group. that was secretary of state hillary clinton. well, the president of libya today also came out today and was clear about al-qaeda. >> hiding in libya. >> it was actually in a high level united nations mee
or when you just completely bungle the conversation on egypt and libya, you're in a situation where almost everyone is against you and you don't want that. so romney is in a really bad position where this kind of bad news is simply better than the other kind of bad news. >> let me play what ann romney had to say back in august when she was being pushed about the tax issue. here is what she said. >> we have been very transparent to what's legally required of us, but the more we release, the more we get attacked. >> so now that came out with the bullet points for 20 years but not the backup tax returns. why do that? why not just put them all out? why not rip the fig leaf off? you have a good physique. >> i can't say for sure but what i do think one possibility is this, there's already a ton of conspiracy mongering about this. there's people saying he amended those past tax returns, that's what he's been doing for the last three months and he can point to the fact that, look, i have given an enormous amount in charitable contributions and one of the interesting dividing lines in the election
-american protests have broken out. libya, where ambassador stevens and three other americans were killed. while secretary clinton met with world leaders, president obama was noticeably absent. he scheduled no one-on-one meetings today with foreign officials. mitt romney launched a new and aggressive attack on comments the president made to 60 minutes in which he calleded the recent unrest in the middle east, bumps in the road. >> bumps in the road, we had an ambassador assassinated. these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. >> is the criticism fair game or is it as the white house called it, desperate and offensive? "outfront" tonight, colin call, obama's foreign policy spokesman and surrogate and former deputy assistant for the middle east. bumps in the road does seem like an awkward choice of words given by three americans and the ambassador were killed, doesn't it? >> the president's initial response to events in the region were to express our outrage, condolences, to make it clear those responsible for this will be brought to justi
, their sorrow to us, because none of them wanted to see libya down this course, none of them wanted to see a man who they say sacrificed so much for their own country who truly loved the libyans, have to suffer in this way. and those people who you see in that video, those as far as we're being told are not the same individuals who launched the attack or at least the majority of them are not the same individuals who launched the attack. they're people who went through, who were curious by standers. yes, there were some looters among them. they're not responsible for the assault itself. >> you've done more work on this, you said the consulate was warned, three days before the attack about a lack of security. were there other warnings -- warning signs, warnings given to american officials at that time? >> look, erin, it's important to note that over the past few months there have been an increase in attacks against western interests in benghazi. the convoy of the british ambassador was attacked, the convoy at the head of the u.n. mission as well. and the icrc compound had a complex attack launched
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